Liturgy Preparation

Liturgy pages composed by Fr Bernard Cotter PP, Newcestown, Bandon, Co Cork. They are offered to the hard-pressed presider as a resource — to be printed out and brought to the altar for Mass, a one-page tool to use in the Liturgy. The pages as previously published by Veritas Publications Ltd in Liturgy Preparation for 2007 (Year C) are added here weekly.



30Jul Presider’s Page for 30 July (Ordinary Time 17)

Presider’s Page for 30 July (Ordinary Time 17)

July 30th, 2017

God has given us many gifts, including the promise that we will share in Christ’s glory. We give thanks for these treasures, as we continue on our journey to the fullness of the kingdom of heaven.

23Jul Presider’s Page for 23 July (Ordinary Time 16)

Presider’s Page for 23 July (Ordinary Time 16)

July 23rd, 2017

We have been called together by the Spirit of God to celebrate the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. The Spirit teaches us to pray, and moves us to glorify the Lord’s name.

16Jul Presider’s Page for 16 July (Ordinary Time 15)

Presider’s Page for 16 July (Ordinary Time 15)

July 16th, 2017

We gather as pilgrims on a journey, asking God to keep us steadfast until we reach our eternal home. In the Spirit, let us worship God who cares for us according to our needs.

09Jul Presider’s Page for 9 July (Ordinary Time 14)

Presider’s Page for 9 July (Ordinary Time 14)

July 9th, 2017

There is much good news in today’s Gospel. We’re told we can bring all our troubles to Jesus and find rest. God will make our burden light. We praise God for the care promised us.

02Jul Presider’s Page for 2 July (Ordinary Time 13)

Presider’s Page for 2 July (Ordinary Time 13)

July 2nd, 2017

We’re told in today’s readings that hospitality is a gift that brings a great reward. As we gather to thank God for the many gifts we’ve received, we ask for the grace to be hospitable to the visitors who will come our way this summer.

30Jun Presider’s Pages for July 2017 published

Presider’s Pages for July 2017 published

June 30th, 2017

To facilitate those taking summer holidays, the presider’s pages for all of July have now been published on the ‘Presider’s Page’ of the LITURGY section, and under the title PRAYERS OF THE FATHFUL. The ACP wishes presiders and liturgy teams …

25Jun Presider’s Page for 25 June (Ordinary Time 12)

Presider’s Page for 25 June (Ordinary Time 12)

June 25th, 2017

Opening Comment
Now that Easter and all the feasts that follow it have been celebrated, the journey through the ‘Sundays of the year’ starts again. From now until next Advent, we will listen to St Matthew’s Gospel each Sunday, and …

18Jun Presider’s Page for 18 June (Corpus Christi)

Presider’s Page for 18 June (Corpus Christi)

June 18th, 2017

Opening Comment
Today’s liturgy invites us to reflect on God’s care for the family of faith, especially through the gift of divine nourishment on our pilgrimage through life. Christ gives us his flesh to eat and his blood to drink: …

11Jun Presider’s Page for 11 June (Trinity Sunday)

Presider’s Page for 11 June (Trinity Sunday)

June 11th, 2017

Presider's Page for 11 June (Trinity Sunday)

04Jun Presider’s Page for 4 June (Pentecost Sunday)

Presider’s Page for 4 June (Pentecost Sunday)

June 4th, 2017

Today we celebrate ‘the great beginning of the Church,’ the day the Holy Spirit first came to confused and frightened disciples. We praise God for this great Gift, and ask for a new outpouring in our day.




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